Summit of the Americas; Mexico (and others) absent, some progress.

Over the past several weeks, the news cycle has been dominated by the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and the January 6th House of Representatives Committee hearings. Economic uncertainty continues at home and abroad, and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war is exacerbating concerns about inflation and a possible food crisis. As a result, the International Monetary Fund is revising its 2022 global growth…

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Geopolitical tensions, North American opportunity

This month, I’m sending along the following piece I wrote on a clear path forward for North America amid rising geopolitical tensions. The item was picked up by several publications including the America Society/Council of the Americas. You can find it below and here.  As always, I look forward to hearing from you here at White &…

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Mexico: Some Quick Takes.

This year marks a little over three decades since White & Case first opened its Mexico City office. As we reflect on this significant milestone, our team is grateful for all the colleagues, clients, and friends who have supported us along the way.  At White & Case, we not only track local and regional developments but global…

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A sweltering summer, and market fall.

This past Monday, the Trump administration delayed the full onset of another round of tariffs against consumer goods from China through December. It was welcome news, but not enough to reverse current market trends or to keep China from promising countermeasures. By all indicators, the global economy is steadily cooling down and the United States and other major economies…

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A Tariff, Gone Too Far…

Later today, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, United States Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet regarding the Trump administration’s announcement that they will apply 5 percent tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico (set to start on June 10), if Mexico does not stop migrants from reaching the United States. It’s…

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Shutdown averted, USMCA and Energy Reform still big question marks.

Yesterday, President Trump appeared to back away from his threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border. The change of tone was a relief, especially for the North American business and border communities that would be paralyzed from the halted cross-border trade and movement.

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USMCA, The path to passage

The following piece first appeared in BRINK, a publication focused on presenting perspectives from experts on risk and resilience around the world. You can find it here, or continue reading. USMCA, The path to passage. North America’s countries can expect continued uncertainty. On November 30, President Trump joined then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime…

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